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Bob & Berts plan to open 30 new stores and create 600 jobs after £2m boost

Independent coffee chain Bob & Berts is poised for significant growth with confirmation of a £2 million investment from the Business Growth Fund.

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Round-Table speakers Baroness Nuala OLoan and Fr Paddy Delargy.

Fifth annual Round Table gathering

The fifth annual Round-table gathering will be held in The Parish Centre, All Saints Church, Ballymena, on Saturday, September 9, from 1-4.30 pm.

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Strictly’s Kristina hotfoots it to Coleraine with partner Tristan

Strictly’s Kristina hotfoots it to Coleraine with partner Tristan

“Dancing in small venues with such close interaction with the audience creates something just so precious.”

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Walk at Antrim for Parkinsons

Walk at Antrim for Parkinsons

Antrim Castle Gardens will be the setting on Sunday, September 24, for a ‘Walk for Parkinson’s’ starting from 10am.

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Young rider, Chris Megahey gave a fantastic performance at Dublin Horse Show , winning joint first in the Land Rover Puissance.

Templepatrick teen Chris takes Land Rover Puisannce at Dublin Horse Show

Chris Megahey gave a fantastic performance at Dublin Horse Show, winning joint first in the Land Rover Puissance. Riding his Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier, Chris gave an impressive performance clearing the famous red wall at the final round at a massive height of 7ft 2½ inches, sharing the title with another Irish rider, Daniel Coyle.

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Broughshane course group: Helen Young (volunteer), with Mandy, Marleen, Margaret, Honor, and Sarah McLaughlin (Training Facilitator).

Support course in Cullybackey for informal dementia care givers

People in Cullybackey caring for someone with dementia are being offered the opportunity to learn more about the condition and how it affects people in a series of free courses.

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Free park-and-ride at the Auld Lammas Fair

Free park-and-ride at the Auld Lammas Fair

Visitors to the Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle can avail of a free park-and- ride facility at this year’s event.

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Braefield Country Night fundraiser

Braefield Country Night fundraiser

The Ramble Inn will be the venue on Thursday, August 24, for ‘Braefield’s Country Night’ from 8-12.30pm featuring live country music from Kevin Kearney and a raffle.

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Could you be a ‘Friend of Ecos’?

Could you be a ‘Friend of Ecos’?

The Friends of the Ecos Nature Park is one of a number of ‘Friends Of’ groups in the borough.

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Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

A prayer event will be held at Nutts Corner Market Area to pray for the healing of the island of Ireland on September 9 from 1-4pm.

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A great night of running and community was enjoyed by participants in Broughshanes recent second 5k/10k Race and 1k Fun Run.
Runners from all over Northern Ireland competed in either a 10k or 5k run around many of the sites in the beautiful County Antrim village and there were prizes for first to third male and female places in both categories plus medals for all who took part. (photographs kindly submitted).

Broughshane Race and Fun Run raises funds for Mountain Rescue team

A great night of running and community was enjoyed by participants in Broughshane’s recent second 5k/10k Race and 1k Fun Run.

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Margaret Torrens

Right Royal recognition for Margaret

Members of Muckamore Women’s Institute have extended congratulations to Honorary Member, Margaret Torrens, on her recent royal recognition.

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Donegore woman Kaye Campbell (left) supports dementia research at Queens University.

Donegore woman supports dementia research at Queen’s

Pictured at the handover of £6,008 for Alzheimer’s Research at Queen’s are (l-r): Kaye Campbell from Donegore near Templepatrick, Professor Peter Passmore from the University’s Centre for Public Health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, and Aine Wallace, Dementia Research nurse who works with Professor Passmore. The funds were raised when Kaye opened her gardens, which surround the historic Donegore Moat, to the public over the weekend of July 22-23.

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Slemish mountain

Slemish walk features in new geology book

A new book aimed at ramblers includes information about getting the best out of walks around Slemish mountain.

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East Antrim filmmakers sought for inspiring project

East Antrim filmmakers sought for inspiring project

Budding filmmakers from Larne and the wider East Antrim area have the opportunity to get involved in a new filmmaking project to inspire and educate young people from across Northern Ireland.

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Committee members of the Monday Club Portglenone

Portglenone’s Monday Club preparing for busy year ahead

A Club in Portglenone for people aged 60 and over is gearing up for another exciting year come September.

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Do you know Ballymena’s Best Kept ‘Community Achiever’ of 2017

Do you know Ballymena’s Best Kept ‘Community Achiever’ of 2017

Do you know someone in our community who always goes the extra mile to help keep the area at its ‘Best Kept’?

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SVP support for families’ back to school costs plight

Even with government assurance that uniform grants will not be cut for the 2017/18 school year, thousands of families across Northern Ireland are facing the desperate situation of having to find enough money to purchase essential school clothing for their children, according to the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

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Lough Shore, Antrim

Take the Sunshine Walk in support of Women’s Aid

During 2016-2017 alone almost 30,000 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded throughout the province.

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Norman Worthington from Bridge of Hope with Mayor Paul Reid, Stephen Holgate and Philip Thompson from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Your unwanted household items are building hope in Burkina Faso

A Mid and East Antrim recycling scheme is helping to build schools, a church and health clinic in West Africa.

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